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ESC3190

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ian Cartwright

Synopsis

Advanced concepts of groundwater flow. Sustainable use of groundwater resources. Chemistry of groundwater and water rock interaction. Groundwater-surface water interactions. Contaminant transport in groundwater. Monitoring hydrogeological processes using remote sensing and geophysical techniques.

Objectives

On completion of this unit a student will understand: the hydrologic cycle, in particular groundwater; the physical controls on groundwater flow and the impacts that pumping, artificial recharge and land use changes have on natural flow systems; the origins of solutes in groundwater and water-rock interaction; groundwater-surface water interaction; origins, transport, and fate of contaminants such as organic compounds and metals; and the use of remote sensing and geophysical techniques to monitor hydrogeological processes.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%
Laboratory work/assignments/field excursions: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Ian Cartwright

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week, and one 1 or 2-day field excursion

Prerequisites

ESC2122